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Miscellaneous => Suggestions and Site Feedback => Topic started by: techie on April 12, 2015, 04:27:50 PM

Title: Avatar
Post by: techie on April 12, 2015, 04:27:50 PM
Avatars can be nice, but using generic or third party urls aren't always the best. Anyway possibly to allow avatars to be loaded to the user profiles, with a limited size?
Title: Re: Avatar
Post by: Corrine on April 12, 2015, 06:12:16 PM
The maximum size of uploaded avatars is 130 X 130 px (although as you know, I'm still using the same ~40 X 40 px avatar Curt made for me almost 15 years ago).  Under Profile > Forum Profile select "Upload an Avatar".
Title: Re: Avatar
Post by: techie on April 12, 2015, 06:38:17 PM
I thought that option was here before, I do not see that as option any longer in profile settings. I also no longer see the GMT location option any longer. Maybe it's just me.
Title: Re: Avatar
Post by: Pete! on April 12, 2015, 06:54:42 PM
I thought that option was here before, I do not see that as option any longer in profile settings. I also no longer see the GMT location option any longer. Maybe it's just me.
I don't see an upload option either.
I believe it's an SMF feature.
Was it disabled?
Title: Re: Avatar
Post by: plodr on April 12, 2015, 07:04:58 PM
You have to store it somewhere, like ImgBam http://www.imagebam.com/
then point the specify avatar by URL to the address.
That's how I have my avatar here.(https://www.landzdown.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fthumbnails110.imagebam.com%2F33196%2Faf0bbd331951792.jpg&hash=5834ea5eaf05281c4980e6547687c688d2d46bf0) (http://www.imagebam.com/image/af0bbd331951792)

Of course, I uploaded from my paid storage but I keep backup images on ImgBam.
Title: Re: Avatar
Post by: Corrine on April 12, 2015, 07:59:32 PM
Sorry, you're right.  It appears the option to upload an avatar for the member group was disabled at some point but I don't know/recall the reason.  I'll see what I can find out.
Title: Re: Avatar
Post by: Wolfeymole on April 13, 2015, 06:12:40 AM
I have mine loading from Photobucket so as not to affect the space on the server, the same goes for my sig.
Title: Re: Avatar
Post by: Pierre75 on April 13, 2015, 06:55:12 AM
Sorry, you're right.  It appears the option to upload an avatar for the member group was disabled at some point but I don't know/recall the reason.  I'll see what I can find out.

Thank you, Corrine. I have been trying for ages to put my own up.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Avatar
Post by: Wolfeymole on April 13, 2015, 06:59:47 AM
As an addendum to Plodr's excellent advice here's a little picture of the location in Profile.

Title: Re: Avatar
Post by: techie on April 13, 2015, 01:01:42 PM
I'm well aware of third party url's for storage. I stated that in my initial post. The question as Corrine has posted a reply that the ability to upload a Avatar is no longer available. Third party url image storage comes and goes, most are usually only for a limited time unless you want to pay a fee.
Title: Re: Avatar
Post by: plodr on April 13, 2015, 02:00:58 PM
As far as I am aware, free ImgBam doesn't remove the photos I have stored.
I uploaded some things in mid 2014 and haven't been back since. All my images are still there.

But I started reading and hotlinking support goes off and on so I wouldn't count on ImgBam.

The images are not removed but the hotlinking is from time to time.
Title: Re: Avatar
Post by: Wolfeymole on April 13, 2015, 02:54:00 PM
I'm well aware of third party url's for storage. I stated that in my initial post. The question as Corrine has posted a reply that the ability to upload a Avatar is no longer available. Third party url image storage comes and goes, most are usually only for a limited time unless you want to pay a fee.

I think you may have missed the point that I was trying to make regarding via external sites so as to save space on whatever size the server drive is Techie.
Title: Re: Avatar
Post by: techie on April 13, 2015, 08:41:50 PM
I didn't mean anything by it, no offense meant. It was one of those I thought the option used to be available. I was thinking maybe I was looking at it wrong. Yes, web-space can be valuable. 
Title: Re: Avatar
Post by: Corrine on April 13, 2015, 10:16:37 PM
The permissions have been changed so "members" can now upload an avatar.  An image such as plodr's is 80px X 80px and Wolkfeymole's avatar is 100px X 93px, both of which are an ideal size.  My rose is 39px × 38px which was created for a site that, at the time, only allowed a maximum 40px × 40px.

Note that the maximum dimensions are 130px X 130px.
Title: Re: Avatar
Post by: Pierre75 on April 13, 2015, 10:22:17 PM
All comes to those who wait.  :dance: Thank you.  :GRAFX:
Title: Re: Avatar
Post by: Corrine on April 13, 2015, 10:24:53 PM
Very nice, Pierre! 
Title: Re: Avatar
Post by: Wolfeymole on April 14, 2015, 07:17:14 AM
Note that the maximum dimensions are 130px X 130px.

Do you think it may be prudent to add this fact alongside the Upload aspect Corrine so as to alleviate any "over size" error messages which may occur?

Just a thought.

Bob
Title: Re: Avatar
Post by: Pete! on April 14, 2015, 01:20:19 PM
 :thanks:
Title: Re: Avatar
Post by: techie on April 14, 2015, 01:27:31 PM
Thanks Corrine and the admins that approved renewing the feature, nice to see the option back. :flowers:
Title: Re: Avatar
Post by: winchester73 on April 14, 2015, 01:33:05 PM
I can't remember why it was changed in the first place  :blink:
Title: Re: Avatar
Post by: techie on April 14, 2015, 02:15:05 PM
I can't remember why it was changed in the first place  :blink:

One of things that could have been missed on the last update.